Library Information and Updates

Washington’s Safe Start plan now allows library buildings to open for in-person visits at limited capacity. 
WCLS will officially begin welcoming visitors to libraries as of November 2, 2020. 
Please contact your library to make an appointment to visit.

To ensure the health of our community, we are following Washington State Safe Start guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Whatcom County Health Department.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR LIBRARY VISIT

  • Everyone over the age of 2 is required to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times. No exceptions.
  • Unable to wear a mask? See additional library services or contact your library.
  • Occupancy is limited. Be prepared to wait outside if the building is at capacity.
  • Please keep visits brief, selecting materials quickly to allow others to enter the building. Seating available for computer users only.
  • Maintain 6 feet distance between yourself and others. Spaces have been modified to accommodate social distancing.
  • Meeting rooms are not available. There are no in-person events.
  • Library hours will be limited. Call for details before you visit (see table below).
  • Follow guidance on posted signs and instructions from library staff.
  • Anyone who disregards these requirements will be asked to leave the library.

ADDITIONAL LIBRARY SERVICES

CURBSIDE PICKUP: Reserve materials and pick them up curbside. Don’t know what you want? Call us. We’ll put together a bag of books, DVDs, and more based on your interests. Please allow 24 hours for fulfillment. Find out more here.

PRINTING: Call your local branch to arrange document printing and pickup. Or reserve computer time to write and print documents at the library. Time limited, based on availability.

WIFI AND LAPTOPS: We offer free WiFi, including access from library parking lots. You can borrow a library laptop for use on library property. One hour limit, based on availability.

DIGITAL SERVICES: Explore eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies and music, databases, and more at wcls.org/digital-content.

ONLINE EVENTS: You can find lots to do on our events calendar, wcls.org/happenings.

Library Open Hours

Appointment-Only In-Person visits to all Whatcom County Libraries officially begin on November 2, 2020.
Please call your local library branch to make an appointment.
BranchDay and TimePhone
BlaineMon-Sat 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
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360-305-3637
Deming Mon-Sat 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
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360-592-2422
EversonMon-Sat 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
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360-966-5100
FerndaleMon-Sat 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
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360-384-3647
IslandTues & Thurs 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
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360-758-7145
LyndenMon-Sat 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
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360-354-4883
N. ForkTues-Sat 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
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360-599-2020
NW Drive
Library
Express
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360-305-3600
Pt. RobertsTues 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wed & Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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360-305-3642
S. WhatcomTues-Sat 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
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360-305-3632
SumasMon 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
Wed 12:00 PM-7:00 PM
Sat 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
360-988-2501

Curbside Holds Pick Up Schedules

To schedule an appointment, call your library directly or call our main phone number (360-305-3600) Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm; Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 1pm-5pm.
BranchDay and TimePhone
BlaineMon-Thur: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-305-3637
Deming Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-592-2422
EversonMon-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-966-5100
FerndaleMon-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
360-384-3647
IslandMon: No Holds Pickup
Tues: 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
Wed: No Holds Pickup
Thurs: 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
Fri: No Holds Pickup
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-758-7145
LyndenMon-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
360-354-4883
N. ForkMon: No Holds Pickup
Tues-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-599-2020
NW DriveLibrary Express access
(scan library card to enter)
Daily: 6:00 AM-11:00 PM
360-305-3600
Pt. RobertsLibrary Express access
(beginning Tuesday Oct. 13)
Daily: 6:00 AM-11:00 PM
Curbside Pickup Hours:
Tues 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wed & Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
360-305-3642
S. WhatcomMon: No Holds Pickup
Tues-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
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360-305-3632
SumasMon: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tues: No Holds Pickup
Wed: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
Thurs: No Holds Pickup
Fri: No Holds Pickup
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-988-2501
Mobile Svcs
Bkmobile
Glenhaven: Mon-3:00 – 7:00 pm
Birch Bay: Wed-3:00 – 7:00 pm
Wickersham: Thurs-3:00 – 5:00 pm
Lake Samish: Thurs-5:30 – 7:00 pm
360-305-3599